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#1 Brett Barrow

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

Hot news from Nuremburg Toy Fair, Meng will be releasing a kit of what appears to be a 2008-2010* Ford F-350 in 1/24th scale. 

 

*they don't indicate the model year. 

 

I first heard rumors of this kit several years ago, I figured it was something they were working on for their 1/35th scale line, but as it turns out it will be their first 1/24th scale automotive kit.   They're planning to have this out by 4th qtr 2014, but from the looks of it it's pretty far along and may be out sooner than that.  No details on price yet. 

 

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Edited by Brett Barrow, 29 January 2014 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:34 AM

WOW! That's a BIG truck in REAL life, as a model It'll be a BIG model! It should look REALLY nice! Nice ta see a new company out there!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

Yeee hawwww!  This will appeal to everyone, from cocacola cowboys to real deal wheels!


Long overdue!

 

It even has a bay window pigpen for Arnold!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

Well, well, well...a Chinese company known for it's superb 1:35 Armo(u)r kits winds up being the ones who step way outside their comfort-zone to bring us the first modern pickup since 1999. With an engine and everything no less! Starting with a Crew Cab F-350 would indicate that there's probably a Dually up their sleeves too eventually.

Now will people around here who have beem bemoaning the lack of modern truck kits be willing to pry open their wallets for a furrin' kit that's most likely going to have a U.S. MSRP North of $45-50?

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

Oh, I don't think they'll have to worry about whether it will sell or not.  More likely they'll have to be concerned with how many (more than they planned) it will sell.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:18 AM

This is amazing! Looks like the engine is a diesel, too! Man oh man I'll be buying a few of these!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

I wouldn't say they're stepping outside their comfort zone, their first kit was the (unnamed for licensing reasons) Toyota Hilux pickup, albeit in 1/35th scale and with a big honkin' gun in the back. 

 

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They've since added another, the Land Cruiser with an even bigger gun...

 

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These kits are beautiful, by the way. Meng is easily the best of the Chinese companies, IMHO.  I have no doubt the F-350 will be spectacular.  


Edited by Brett Barrow, 29 January 2014 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

I have one of the Toyotas amd you're right, it is a beautiful kit. I really should finish it one of these days... :)



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

Oh, I don't think they'll have to worry about whether it will sell or not.  More likely they'll have to be concerned with how many (more than they planned) it will sell.


Oh I expect the sales to outpace the proverbial hotcakes, but there is already wailing and gnashing of teeth over the scale and "too expensive" expected price tag in certain corners of the interwebs mere hours after it's official unveiling. I think the reveal in Germany rather than in the U.S. is telling as well - as to where they expect their sales to be concentrated.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

I wouldn't say they're stepping outside their comfort zone, their first kit was the (unnamed for licensing reasons) Toyota Hilux pickup, albeit in 1/35th scale and with a big honkin' gun in the back. 
 
MGKVS1.JPG
 
They've since added another, the Land Cruiser with an even bigger gun...
 
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These kits are beautiful, by the way, Meng is easily the best of the Chinese companies, IMHO.  I have no doubt the F-350 will be spectacular.  


Yeah the Toy otas are nice kits, but they're also 1:35 and aimed at military modelers like their other armour pieces. Going out on a limb with a 1:24 American Pick-up that all the talking heads of the hobby in the States insist there's no market to be found to support the sales of...that's taking a risk.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

Thanks for sharing Brett, I am looking forward to this kit and unless the price is north of $50, will add a few to the stash.

 

2014 must be the year of the Ford Pickup considering all of the new and re-issued kits we are getting.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:41 AM

About time we got a new 21st century pickup! B)



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:20 AM

Not my "cup-of-tea", but it will be intersting to see who whines about paying "U.S. MSRP North of $45-50" when a big rig kit with twice as many parts cost only a few dollars more than that.

I bet this will be out before the Moebius Ford kit.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

Interesting news indeed.

'bout the unvieling in Europe, Tamiya did the same with their Jeeps in the '90s...


Edited by Luc Janssens, 29 January 2014 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

Not my "cup-of-tea", but it will be intersting to see who whines about paying "U.S. MSRP North of $45-50" when a big rig kit with twice as many parts cost only a few dollars more than that.

I bet this will be out before the Moebius Ford kit.


Looks like it's 166 parts, that'd hang in there with most big rig kits.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I'll buy as many as I can possibly afford and then some!!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

Looks like it's 166 parts, that'd hang in there with most big rig kits.


Edited by chuckyr, 29 January 2014 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:19 AM

Ohhh, cant wait, will be getting a few of these

 

Happy dance time :lol:


Edited by martinfan5, 29 January 2014 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

Brett.///...that is certainly some hot news!   Thanks....TIM 



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

Wow..that's pretty cool...will build a nice Texas commuter car...LoL...maybe they will do a Duallie version eventually also.